What to Know About Self-Directed IRAs

Self-directed IRAs are rapidly becoming investors go-to investment to save for retirement. Self-directed IRAs are no different than a normal IRA besides the fact you can invest in alternative assessments outside of the traditional options like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and CDs. Many people don’t realize the wide array of options for investments that self-directed…


Starting Retirement Planning Right Now

Here at IRA Innovations where retirement savings are our primary focus, we see account holders from all walks of life. What we’ve seen over the years is that many people don’t start their initial savings for retirement until their early 30’s to early 40’s.    The consequences of not establishing a tax-favored retirement account at…


Learn How To Choose a Self Directed IRA Custodian

What is a Self Directed IRA Custodian? Investing in alternative investments inside a retirement account (IRA, Roth IRA, SEP IRA, SIMPLE IRA or 401k) is a new experience for most people. Anyone who has ever bought a traditional investment (a stock, bond, or mutual fund) has most likely already used a custodian for these investments….


Asset Allocation for Self-Directed IRAs

Having sound investment strategy behind the management of a retirement portfolio is as important as understanding the markets in which investments are made. One method of investment strategy is in asset allocation. Asset allocation is an investment strategy that aims to balance risk and reward through the division and distribution of assets in a portfolio…


Understanding Private Placements In Self Directed IRAs

As an IRA owner, there are numerous investment options to choose from ranging from low risk to high risk. Because self-directed IRA owners have the freedom to direct their IRA towards investing in anything that the IRS regulations allow, there are types of investments that have become prevalent in the industry One of the most…


Building Retirement Wealth Through Alternative Investing

The traditional method of investing can seem limiting to many. Brokers and financial professionals tout the necessity of a diversified portfolio but the options they present don’t often seem that diverse: a range of stocks and bonds. If placing your retirement nest eggs in two (very similar) baskets doesn’t appeal, then the time has come…


Investing In Your Future: Financial Tips For Your 30s

Your 20s have come and gone, and settling down is something weighing heavily on your mind. With major life changes on the horizon, your 30s are a prime time to readjust how you invest. Though each investment plan is individual, here are some tips to help you adjust your investment strategies to fit your 30s….


Is a Self-Directed IRA Right for You?

Self-directed IRAs aren’t new; they’ve been around for years but haven’t gained popularity until recently. Unlike IRAs managed by brokerages or other financial services companies, what you invest in isn’t limited by a broker’s area of expertise or willingness to invest broadly. Though there are additional tax regulations regarding allowed and prohibited transactions, self-directed IRAs…


Growing Interest in Real Estate as a Retirement Savings Strategy

Every year, more and more investors are beginning to rely on the benefits of alternative asset types as a smarter, more stable way to invest. While the financial crisis of 2008 left many investors weary of putting trust back into the stock market, it also brought about smart, new investment strategies for IRA account holders….